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Author Archives: Bryan P. Sears

Bryan P. Sears covers Maryland politics and government affairs for The Daily Record.

Sports betting panel postpones meeting, delaying casino license decision

Three casinos will continue to wait for a state panel to award sports betting licenses. The Thursday meeting of the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission was abruptly postponed. An official reason was not immediately available, but one member said the ...

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Concerns of minority advocates collide with casinos’ push for swift license OK

A potential vote on three sports wagering licenses has some worried that prospective minority owners will be left out. The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission as early as Thursday could approve the applications for three casinos — Horseshoe in Baltimore, ...

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Hogan takes combative stance over use of state’s revenue windfall

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan has plans of his own when it comes to spending a revenue windfall totaling $5 billion.  The second-term Republican governor also said he plans on avoiding the profligate spending and debt he said has driven ...

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Consequence of COVID-19: A delayed increase in other illnesses

Insurance companies are expecting a sicker population in the coming year as an ancillary effect of the pandemic.  State insurance regulators told the Senate Finance Committee that fewer preventive medical visits because of COVID-19 will likely result in increased medical ...

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